Mikel Arteta instructed Joe Willock to take accountability for creating Arsenal’s targets forward of the aspect’s 2-1 victory over Bournemouth on Monday.
Arsenal’s academy merchandise took centre stage at Dean Court as first-half targets from Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah booked the guests a spot within the fifth spherical of the FA Cup.
Sam Surridge scored a 94th-minute comfort aim for Bournemouth however the Gunners survived the late scare and had been the far superior group throughout the 90 minutes.
Saka, who broke the impasse with an emphatic strike within the fifth minute, was deservedly named man of the match after the ultimate whistle.
But the award might simply have gone to Willock who produced an all-action show in a complicated place alongside Nicolas Pepe, Gabriel Martinelli and Nketiah.
Asked what Arteta has requested of him since changing into supervisor, Willock replied: ‘He desires me to remain within the pockets and create stuff.
‘He stated to me in the present day, “Joe, today you need to have a hand in creating goals” and I attempted to try this.
‘So hopefully I made him happy. It’s good.
‘I’ve received individuals like Mesut to be taught from and he’s educating me loads so I’m simply actually buzzing to get extra alternatives.’
Willock added: ‘Arteta was a very good player, he’s an excellent skilled and an excellent supervisor.
‘To be taught from him now, rising up watching him, this can be a dream come true.
‘I’m nonetheless making an attempt to place extra issues into my sport that I’ve realized from him and I’m making an attempt to enhance as a participant beneath him.’
Arteta was delighted with the ‘work-rate’ and bravado his younger aspect displayed in opposition to a powerful Bournemouth group.
‘I’m very happy. I knew it was going to be a troublesome sport and we performed a very younger squad,’ stated Arteta.
‘I wished to see the response and I used to be very happy as a result of I noticed a number of issues I actually appreciated.
‘In the primary half we had been actually, actually good. They executed the whole lot we deliberate in a very great way and confirmed he braveness to make large choices.
‘We played with that accountability, making decisions and I really liked it. They were terrific with their work-rate, showed courage to make those big decisions and not to play safe. That’s the distinction.’